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by ShaneDev / April 18, 2014 5:27 AM PDT

Hi Folks,

How does one determine if the program you are watching is in HD, UHD (unlikely) or standard digital?

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Re: HD?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 18, 2014 6:03 AM PDT
In reply to: HD?

Hi ShaneDev,

Most Samsung TVs have an info button on the remote that will display information regarding the resolution. If you provide the model number of your TV I would be glad to check this for you.

HD Tech

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by ShaneDev / April 18, 2014 9:49 AM PDT
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My question is not whether my TV is HD, it is. My question is about the broadcast. That is, I could be watching a tv broadcast that was in basic digital, or HD, or UHD (4K). So how do I know which one I am receiving?

FYI - my TV is a PN64F8500 Samsung, which is HD capable.

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Here, where I am, I can't tell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 10:12 AM PDT
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The output of my cable box is always 1080p in all channels but the cable company does take old 480p SD content and well, the TV reports that signal is 1080p in spite of us knowing it's not HD.

Great question but it looks to me the industry never intended to embed the actual broadcast quality information.

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Thanks All
by ShaneDev / April 18, 2014 3:20 PM PDT

I think I have the answer. I had expected the cable company to imbed information regarding the broadcast format, and hence the TV could be expected to display that info. But it sounds like I'm a dreamer.

Oh well...

Thanks again for the clarifications.

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All my TVs have a button on the remote for that.
by wpgwpg / April 18, 2014 5:34 AM PDT
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Every TV is different though, so you have to read your TV's documentation or fiddle with the remote buttons. Reading the document won't give you leprosy. Grin

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